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Albert Gallatin

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Albert Gallatin
(Paul Sherman collection)

 Restored sword
from Gallatin
(Bill Carter collection)

The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Albert Gallatin
Other Names  
Vessel Type U. S. Revenue Cutter
Owner U. S. Revenue Cutter Service
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 142' / 23' / 9'
Tonnage 250
Hull Construction Iron
Propulsion Steam / Propeller & Sails
Built 1871 at Buffalo, NY
Date of Loss January 6, 1892
Reason for Loss Grounded on Boo Hoo Ledge, off Manchester, MA
Fatalities 1 Crewman
Location Wreckage on side of ledge - northwest side
Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 42-33-50 N / 70-44-52 W
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 50' Maximum
Typical Visibility (feet) 10-50'
Wreck Condition Completely broken up and scattered
Diving Considerations  
Other Information  
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